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  • Caused by bacteria mycobacterium tuberculosis.
  • It affects lungs, mainly intestine, brain, bones and joints lymph glanes.
  • Occurs as cough more than 3 weeks, fever, loss of weight, loss of appetite.
  • Transmitted as airborne droplet.


  • Education about the importance of early diagnosis and prompt treatment.
  • Improvement in housing venitlation.
  • Environmental sanitation.
  • BCG Vaccine at the time of birth.

To combat the tuberculosis now, revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme is being implemented in Govt.PHCs / Hospitals which ensures the successful treatment.

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